The Scottish Roman Catholic church is facing a series of questions about the conduct of its former leader and his attacks on gay rights, after Keith O’Brien admitted to a secret sexual life dating back decades.
by Nadia Younes, Heather Thomson and Morag Robertson.
Following weeks of controversy surrounding claims that the former head of the Catholic Church in Scotland has behaved inappropriately towards priests, Cardinal Keith O’Brien has resigned and issued a statement apologising for his behaviour.
In this statement, issued through the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland, O’Brien apologised to those he had “offended” and asked for forgiveness.
Nadia Younes, Heather Thomson and Morag Robertson discuss the repercussions this will have on the Catholic Church.